The conversation about diversity in Hollywood tends to reach a fever pitch every year around the time the Oscar nominations are announced. But the reality is that actors of color have to deal with the limitations of working in a predominantly white industry every single day, and they've been voicing their concerns for years.
For Latino actors the struggle has certainly been an uphill battle. While Latinos constitute over 17 percent of the U.S. population, in 2014 only 4.9 percent of speaking roles within the top films of the year went to Latinos, according to USC's “Inequality in 700 Popular Films" study. And at times, as several artists note below, the roles that are available to Latino actors lean in to harmful stereotypes.
Here are 16 times Latinos were brutally honest about Hollywood's lack of diversity.
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